Nick Jonas and John Varvatos explain 'perfect foundation' for their frequent collaboration (Exclusive)

Nick Jonas has a new member of his inner circle.

Over the past year or two, designer John Varvatos has become perhaps Jonas' most frequent collaborator other than his fellow Jonas Brothers bandmates, brothers Kevin and Joe. The pair has released three fragrances, a capsule collection, worked on the Amazon documentary, "Chasing Happiness," together and launched Villa One Tequila together.

The basis for their fruitful collaborations was born simply out of genuine friendship.

"I think it started with us as friends and just connecting on life and family and creativity, and there was a familiarity there that was just built in," Jonas told AOL's Gibson Johns on the heels of their latest fragrance release, JVxNJ Silver Edition. "That definitely had something to do with it, and it was the perfect foundation to then talk about working together."

"The fact that he was involved in the film was really helpful, because it gave him a crash course on all things separate from my solo stuff from around the time we met," he said later. "It feels like he’s part of our crew. We’ve had the same manager for nearly 16 years and basically the same team forever and he’s part of that group now."

Varvatos echoed those sentiments, adding that they have a similar relentless work ethic that has allowed them to see eye-to-eye on a lot of projects.

"There’s a lot in our lives that we’ve been churning out, and it’s part of who we are: We love creating, we love doing new things, we don’t like just sitting around," he told AOL.

Read our full interview with Nick Jonas and John Varvatos below, where we discuss the nature of the collaboration, what a Jonas Brothers show looks like in 2019 and what Jonas' fans can expect from his upcoming stint as a coach on "The Voice":

You're launching your latest collaboration, JVxNJ Silver Edition, which follows two other fragrances, a capsule collection and Villa One Tequila to the list of your recent joint ventures. What makes this partnership one that you keep coming back to?

John Varvatos: A lot of sh-t has happened with us. There’s a lot in our lives that we’ve been churning out, and it’s part of who we are: We love creating, we love doing new things, we don’t like just sitting around. I don’t think we would ever do something else just to do it. It was kind of motivated by wanting to add more energy to the projects that we’ve started to work on.

Nick, it's pretty clear that your work with John is born not just out of successful business relationship, but also out of genuine friendship. What makes your dynamic so enticing and fruitful?

Nick Jonas: I don’t think I can chalk it up to one thing, but I think it started with us as friends and just connecting on life and family and creativity, and there was a familiarity there that was just built in. That definitely had something to do with it, and it was the perfect foundation to then talk about working together. Every time we did we enjoyed the process: Whether it was the fashion collaboration upfront or this fragrance collaboration, which is in our third evolution here. It’s really exciting -- we’ve also done the documentary and the tequila -- and it’s just been the perfect fit. I've been really fortunate in my life to have those kinds of relationships that were also a great foundation for creative partnerships, and this is proving to be another one.

It feels like there are no bounds to what you guys can do together. 

JV: All of these things were things that were important to us and things that we’re passionate about, and when you’re involved in those kinds of things, it makes it a lot easier than just starting any old new project. I don’t even think of them as projects.

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Us singer Nick Jonas attends the launch of his new fragrance collaboration JVxNJ with US designer John Varvatos (out of frame) in New York City on August 8, 2018. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Designer John Varvatos and Musician/Actor Nick Jonas co-host launch party for their new fragrance collaboration JV x NJ. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Revlon)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen on a night out at 34 restaurant in Mayfair on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Nick Jonas performs onstage at the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Singer Nick Jonas attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Nick Jonas arrives at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: Nick Jonas attends John Varvatos x Nick Jonas in conversation celebrating exclusive collection at Nordstrom on April 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Nick Jonas attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Nick Jonas attends 'The Minefield Girl' Audio Visual Book Launch at Lightbox on January 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: Nick Jonas shows off his Ultimate Tour Bus featured on the Booking.com 'Book the U.S.' List on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Booking.com)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Nick Jonas seen walking in the Flatiron District on January 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Nick Jonas attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artists Nick Jonas (L) and Alessia Cara attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Nick Jonas attends John Varvatos SS18 ad campaign launch party at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Singer Nick Jonas attends the 2018 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at One World Trade Center on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Singer Nick Jonas seen at Roc Nation Brunch on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Nick Jonas attends the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 10: Singer Nick Jonas looks on during the pro-am tournament prior to the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett attend the John Varvatos Fall/Winter 2018 Show - Front Row at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on January 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Nick Jonas attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Singer Nick Jonas celebrates The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Nick Jonas attends The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Nick Jonas arrives at the IHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at BB&T Center on December 17, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/WireImage)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 16: Nick Jonas performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2017 at Amalie Arena on December 16, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )

Nick Jonas surprised shoppers at Chase Pay Village in the Oculus in NYC with a pop-up concert of holiday classics and original songs, including his Golden Globe-nominated hit "Home."

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Nick Jonas attends the Build Series at Build Studio on December 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Nick Jonas arrives for 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karl Moor/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Nick Jonas and brother Joe Jonas attend the Los Angeles Premiere 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor / Singer Nick Jonas attends the screening of 'Ferdinand' at The Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas attends CCPX 2017 SP Expo Imigrantes/SP Brazil on December 9, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francisco Cepeda/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Nick Jonas attends the 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle UK premiere held at Vue West End on December 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: Nick Jonas arrives at the German premiere of 'Jumanji: Willkommen im Dschungel' at Sony Centre on December 6, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Brian Dowling/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 05: Actor Nick Jonas attends the 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Premiere at Le Grand Rex on December 5, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 16: Nick Jonas performs in concert aboard the cruise ship Carnival Liberty on November 16, 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Nick Jonas (C) performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2017/FilmMagic for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Nick Jonas arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Nick Jonas is seen at LAX on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Niceguy/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 05: Beyond Type 1 Co-Founder Nick Jonas attends the Beyond LA Cocktail Party Benefiting Beyond Type 1 at Avenue LA on May 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Beyond Type 1)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Nick Jonas attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Multiplatinum recording artist, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas was honored with the 2017 RDMA 'Hero' Award. Jonas is being recognized for his philanthropic work with Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization he founded which leverages the power of social media and technology to provide resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes, and provides funding for research, education, advocacy and programs to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images) NICK JONAS
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Nick Jonas attends the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Singer/songwriter Nick Jonas attends 'Los Angeles Confidential celebrates cover star Nick Jonas' at Catch LA on April 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Los Angeles Confidential)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02: Nick Jonas arrives at the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02: (L-R) Host Nick Jonas, Kim Kardashian West, Mert Alas, with his award for Creative of the Year, Nicki Minaj, with her award for Fashion Rebel and Fergie attend the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Actor/singer Nick Jonas attends a photo call for Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' during CinemaCon at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Nick Jonas attends FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Fall / Winter 2017 Collection at Bibliotheque Nationale de France on March 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Fenty Puma)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Nick Jonas attends the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Nick Jonas is seen at LAX on February 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Nick Jonas attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Nick Jonas performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (From 2nd L) Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Nick Jonas attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF17/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during 'Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees' on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer-songriter Nick Jonas (L) and Margaret Corden pose during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Nick Jonas arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Jonas attends Roc Nation's Pre-GRAMMY Brunch on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Artists Mike Posner (L) and Nick Jonas attend Island Records Pre-Grammy Party presented by Foursquare, with additional partners Young Living, Ultimate Ears, and Equinox at STK on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Island Records)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Singer Nick Jonas attends Nick Jonas and Creative Recreation's 1410 Collection launch at Nordstrom at the Grove on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Nick Jonas is seen on January 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Entertainer Nick Jonas singing before the 2017 NHL All-Star Championship Game played on January 29, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 14: Nick Jonas, Richard Madden and Edward Holcroft attend the Emporio Armani show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11: Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas reacts to his putt on the first hole during the Pro-Am round for the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Nick Jonas from DirecTV's 'Kingdom' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Actors Nick Jonas (L) and Jonathan Tucker of AT&T's Original Series 'Kingdom' speaks onstage during AT&T AUDIENCE Network Presents at 2017 Winter TCA at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Recording artist/Beyond Type 1 co-founder Nick Jonas (L) and Beyond Type 1 co-founder Sarah Lucas attend the 6th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organizationat Montage Hotel on January 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas attends Billboard Women In Music 2016 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Actor Nick Jonas of AT&T's Original Series 'Kingdom' attends AT&T AUDIENCE 2017 Winter TCA Presentation at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Shania Twain and Nick Jonas attend the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Singer Nick Jonas attends the GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Silver Edition describes itself as having a relaxed feel, perfect for those times when nobody’s around and nothing’s being recorded. What do those moments look like for you guys? When are your guards the most down? 

NJ: It depends for me. I’m a golfer, and I find that golf is a good time for me to relax. In addition to that, I find that reading can be really relaxing for me.

For this, though, while it’s a relaxing feeling, it also captures the energy of the past year of our lives and the work that we’ve both done together and separately. There’s a lot going on, there’s an electricity to the fragrance that we tried to put in there, because that’s what we feel. And that’s the fun of building out a fragrance like this, is that you can tell your own story that will translate to someone else’s life. We’re really excited for people to start wearing this, seeing how it affects them and how it fits into their own lives. It’s the perfect next step for this trilogy of fragrances.

JV: I was talking to my 11 year old last night. For me, it’s us having dinner together on Friday nights. The simplicity of that is the thing that I look most to every time I can do that. Hanging with your family and friends is really the one time you don’t have to have a guard up or think about anything. If you just want to blow ‘em off, you can, but you can also be engaged. In life, that’s the thing that we look to the most, that aspect of it. We both love the craziness and the energy, but we also crave that family time.

I was at the Jonas Brothers show at Madison Square Garden in August, and there was an after-party at the John Varvatos store on Bowery. John, what is it like for you to also be part of this other part of Nick’s success? It must be fun to witness this other side to his fame, beyond your partnership.

JV: For me, it’s been a crazy couple of years, because I didn’t grow up with the Jonas Brothers. I knew of them, but I wasn’t so intimate with it. It’s funny, even going out on the tour with these guys, you do meet a lot of people who grew up with the Jonas Brothers, which is a great thing. When we were working on the documentary together, we really delved into them growing up and what they were like as people and friends and family and what their values are. Sharing things together is definitely blurred, but every time we come together it just feels natural. Sometimes we talk about how long we’ve known each other, which in reality isn’t that long, but it always seems so much longer. It just feels good. I have to say, when I flew out to Chicago to go to a couple of the shows and hang out, I just felt proud of them. It was that kind of thing. I was kind of emotional when Joe and Nick share each other’s music from each other’s solo careers [during the show]. Those were touching kind of moments.

NJ: The fact that he was involved in the film was really helpful, because it gave him a crash course on all things separate from my solo stuff from around the time we met, and what I was doing on the acting side. It’s special. It feels like he’s part of our crew. We’ve had the same manager for nearly 16 years and basically the same team forever and he’s part of that group now, which is special.

JV: We really feel like family, and you can say what you want to everybody. Nobody has their guard up and everyone is honest with one another. 

Before going to the show, I was expecting everyone at the concert to be in their late 20s -- people who, like me, were in their teens when the Jonas Brothers first broke out, but there were a lot of younger women there, which proves that your new music is connecting to a new generation. Has the audience at your shows on the Happiness Begins Tour surprised you at all?

NJ: It hits so many demographics, and it’s been insane to see that. "Sucker" is a big piece of the puzzle there, which is the dream, to come back after seven years apart and to be connecting with people who weren’t even old enough or alive yet, who are connecting now is special. You look out and you see those people who were teenagers back then and are adults now who are drinking Villa One and enjoying themselves at the show. It’s an exciting and bizarre thing. We’re grateful that we’re hitting these different demos and that the music, first and foremost, whether it’s the old stuff or the new stuff, is connecting with people. I speak for all of us when I say that we want to be the kinds of artists that have that impact on different generations where it’s about the songs and you look out and see how many people are affected by them.

There’s an infectious energy….

NJ: and a joy! Which is nice.

You were recently announced as a coach on the upcoming season of "The Voice." What can you tell me about joining that family? You're following in the footsteps of a long list of impressive people. 

NJ: I’ve already started shooting! We did the Blinds, and it’s unbelievable. I walked in and saw my chair, and that moment alone is really special. It’s a long line of really great musicians and artists and to be one of those is an honor. I’m excited to get into the competitive nature with all the coaches. 

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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